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The Louder, the Better

In The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Shanghai, Good places by Sammy SongLeave a Comment

Urban theorist Ray Oldenburg’s book The Great Good Place defines such a setting in contradistinction to home and the workplace. The setting should be not only neutral territory disengaged from financial and occupational obligation, likewise the neutralizer of socioeconomic unevenness among frequenters and newcomers alike. For Oldenberg the younger American generations tend to shun a community lifestyle instead for privatization …

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Just A Loft

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Good places by Emily MolinelliLeave a Comment

The excerpt for The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg states “The Great Good Place argues that “third places” – where people can gather, put aside the concerns of work and home, and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation – are the heart of a community’s social vitality and the grassroots of democracy.” Most people find …

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I Better Get Compensated For This Marketing

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Good places by Serena Wong1 Comment

To be quite honest, the most reliably convenient and comforting place I’ve encountered during my time here has been my bed. It’s never delayed, it doesn’t randomly go on strike, it provides me with the comfort and finesse that any bed should. Overall, my bed represents relaxation after a long day of running around the city. However, I could say …